What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Monday, January 31, 2011

Flapper-esque Preemie Beanie

My parents are foster/adoptive parents (did you know?) and there is a new baby in town~ born too early at 2 pounds 14 ounces.

(Jealous of the name~ wish I had used it: Aletta. Gorgeous, am I right?)

Anyway, I couldn't stand the thought of that teeny little head being cold on top of being all corded and tubed and taped, so I made a wee hat. And by wee, I mean.... WEE.

That little hatstand is actually a candlestick~~~

For anyone interested in making one (or many):
I thought I would share the pattern I created:

The Flapperesque Preemie Beanie

This hat will fit a teeny preemie, 2-3.5 pounds.

Worsted Weight yarn (I used Caron Simply Soft: Lavender)
"F" Hook


Make ch4, sl.st to form ring.

Rnd 1:ch3, 11dc into ring, sl.st into top of beg ch-3. (12 st)

Rnd 2: ch3, 1dc into base of ch-3, 2dc into each st to end,
sl.st into top of beg ch-3. (24 st)

Rnd 3: ch3, 2dc into next st, * 1dc into next st, 2dc into next st,
rep from * to end, sl.st into top of beg ch-3. (36 st)

Rnd 4: ch3, 1dc in next st, 2dc into next st, * 1dc into next 2sts,
2dc into next st, rep from * to end, sl.st into top of beg ch3. (48 st)

Rnd 5:
ch 3, in back loop only dc in each st around (48)

Rnd 6-8: ch 3, dc in each st around (48)

Rnd 9:
ch3, sk 3sts, (1dc, ch3, 1dc) in next st, sk 3sts,
* (1dc, ch1, 1dc) in next st, sk 3sts, (1dc, ch3, 1dc) in next st, sk 3sts,
rep from * to end, (1dc, ch1), into same st as beg ch-3, sl.st into top of
beg ch-3. Sl st to beginning ch 3. Fasten off. Weave in ends.

Weave ribbon or lace into Rnd 8 for embellishment, if desired.

(To give credit where credit is due: the pattern I created was *very* modified from this pattern.)


Jennifer said...

So sweet! One of my little guys was 2 pounds 6 ounces when he was born. . . they are SO tiny at that size. He was smaller than my daughter's doll.
That hat is so adorable, she'll look like a little princess!

Marlene Bibby said...

What a lovely and sweet idea. That would be a neat thing to do for a hospital. I have yet to talk with your mom, but I did hear about the baby. It is going to be a long haul for that dear thing. I need to call your mom to see how she is doing.

...they call me mommy... said...

Wow! How cool that your parents are able to open their hearts and home. The hat is adorable, Rebecca! Now if I could only read patterns! :P *crossed-eye-look*

Praying for this sweet baby!

Mar said...

Too cute! Like They Call Me Mommy, I can't really read a pattern but I'm betting that someone where I work can help me.

Miranda said...

Oh my! That is too cute.

My Taytay was born 9 weeks early. I woke up fine that day and early in the evening my water just broke. No reason. No explanation. I guess she got tired of waiting. :o) She weighed 3lbs 10ozs. She was so tiny but with a full head of hair!

Nanci said...

Absolutely adorable. Your skills are constantly growing, and it is such a pleasure to see. Didn't I tell you, you were a natural?!?!?!

Full of Grace said...

Mom told me of the baby hat you made, but I didn't get to see it first hand..It's tiny, but so lovely!!! :) Perfectly feminine, just like her name :)

Southern Comfort said...

That is a gorgeous hat! I love reading your blog-so glad I found it. I wonder how big the hat should be for a 15 month old? It would make a really cute Valentine's present for my littlest niece.

Leah said...

Adorable :)

abigail said...

I love this! It reminds me of a (not as) tiny berry you made for Lucinda, and BOTH of them make me want to take up crocheting!